Template Tuesday!


#1

The blame for this can be hung squarely on @waddinghambrett and @KaneDriscol, in case anyone want to know whose fault this is!

I have created some MAD LIB MAGIC ITEM TEMPLATES which will remain secret until tomorrow night. In the mean time, log your responses to the KEY (below) in a reply for posterity. Then, when I post the TEMPLATE sometime tomorrow night, fill in your blanks and share the finished products with the group!

Reply for serious, or for funsies, your choice—maybe make a reply for BOTH! Loosen up those creative brain muscles a bit and have some fun. Maybe get a usable idea or seed out of the exercise!

Here’s the KEY to fill out:

  1. Adjective

  2. Type of material

  3. Type of Container

  4. Something wet

  5. Type of terrain

  6. Dice type (eg d4, d%)

  7. Time of day

  8. A different Dice type

  9. Type of Reptile or Fish

  10. Gemstone

  11. “-ing” verb

  12. Playable Class type

  13. Yet another Dice type

  14. Type of weapon

  15. Trinket

  16. Adjective of size

  17. Verb

  18. Choose “1” or “3”

  19. A Stat

  20. Whichever you didn’t choose in 18 above.

  21. Bioform or species

  22. A unit of Time

  23. “-ing” verb

  24. Name of a dimension or plane

  25. Body part

  26. Color

  27. Adjective of touch or texture

  28. Adjective of mental state

  29. Type of job

  30. Type of crime

  31. A way to say “Yes!”

  32. A number 1-60.


#2

…Well. I didn’t think I’d get thrown under the bus so quickly, @Lon :wink: Let’s see if I can make it up to you with my answers haha!

  1. Adjective: Suspicious
  2. Type of material: Sharkskin
  3. Type of Container: Beaker
  4. Something wet: Space Oil
  5. Type of terrain: Glacial Ice Tunnel
  6. Dice type (eg d4, d%): d12
  7. Time of day: Dusk
  8. A different Dice type: d10
  9. Type of Reptile or Fish: Kathian Bonefish
  10. Gemstone: Black Pearl
  11. “-ing” verb: Decaying
  12. Playable Class type: Hitchhiker
  13. Yet another Dice type: d4
  14. Type of weapon: Ashen Longbow
  15. Trinket: Forever Bubble
  16. Adjective of size: Miniscule
  17. Verb: Chat
  18. Choose “1” or “3”: 1
  19. A Stat: Constitution
  20. Whichever you didn’t choose in 18 above: 3
  21. Bioform or species: Hill-folk
  22. A unit of Time: fortnight
  23. “-ing” verb: Customizing
  24. Name of a dimension or plane: Plane of Deja Vu
  25. Body part: Right Knee
  26. Color: Burnt Orange
  27. Adjective of touch or texture: Gritty
  28. Adjective of mental state: Unstable
  29. Type of job: Miner
  30. Type of crime: Money-laundering
  31. A way to say “Yes!”: Of course!
  32. A number 1-60.: 42

#3
  • Adjective: eldritch

  • Type of material: flesh

  • Type of Container: syringe

  • Something wet: blood

  • Type of terrain: caverns

  • Dice type (eg d4, d%): d4

  • Time of day: dusk

  • A different Dice type: d12

  • Type of Reptile or Fish: boa-constrictor

  • Gemstone: obsidian

  • “-ing” verb: chanting

  • Playable Class type: former cultist

  • Yet another Dice type: d6

  • Type of weapon: scepter

  • Trinket: amulet of yew

  • Adjective of size: mammoth

  • Verb: follow

  • Choose “1” or “3”: 3

  • A Stat: wisdom

  • Whichever you didn’t choose in 18 above. 1

  • Bioform or species: fishman

  • A unit of Time: eons

  • “-ing” verb: consuming

  • Name of a dimension or plane: cosmic

  • Body part: brow

  • Color: ash

  • Adjective of touch or texture: slimy

  • Adjective of mental state: frightened

  • Type of job: soldier

  • Type of crime: abduction

  • A way to say “Yes!”: absolutely

  • A number 1-60.: 13


#4
  1. Adjective: Impossible
  2. Type of material: Beholder Eye
  3. Type of Container: Horn
  4. Something wet: Molten Diamonds
  5. Type of terrain: The center of the planter
  6. Dice type (eg d4, d%): D100
  7. Time of day: Dusk
  8. A different Dice type: D8
  9. Type of Reptile or Fish: Pufferfish
  10. Gemstone: Bismuth
  11. “-ing” verb: Maddening
  12. Playable Class type: Cultist, former Cleric
  13. Yet another Dice type: D4
  14. Type of weapon:Throwing Glaive
  15. Trinket: Eyemulet
  16. Adjective of size: Fist-Sized
  17. Verb: Watch
  18. Choose “1” or “3”: 3
  19. A Stat: Intelligence
  20. Whichever you didn’t choose in 18 above. 1
  21. Bioform or species: Yith
  22. A unit of Time: 13 seconds
  23. “-ing” verb: Defragmenting
  24. Name of a dimension or plane: Dreamlands
  25. Body part: Tongue
  26. Color: Galaxy Purple
  27. Adjective of touch or texture: Gooey
  28. Adjective of mental state: Irreversibly Insane
  29. Type of job: Scholar
  30. Type of crime: Treason
  31. A way to say “Yes!”: Why not!
  32. A number 1-60. 27

#5

Gang, I accidentally left the Template writeups at work. Tomorrow it will be posted, sorry for the delay. On the plus side… more time for folks to make their keys. :joy:


#6

slow clap This. Will. Be. Amazing! Way to go @Lon. Ideas are cheap, you sir, are the one who put in a bunch of work, you’ve made my week!


#7
  • Adjective-fluffy
  • Type of material- pitch
  • Type of Container-saddle bag
  • Something wet-pickle juice
  • Type of terrain-fungus
  • Dice type (eg d4, d%)-d8
  • Time of day- 2am
  • A different Dice type-d6
  • Type of Reptile or Fish-serpopard
  • Gemstone-jade
  • “-ing” verb-attaching
  • Playable Class type-druid
  • Yet another Dice type-d10
  • Type of weapon-club
  • Trinket-rune stone
  • Adjective of size-knee high
  • Verb-postulating
  • Choose “1” or “3”-3
  • A Stat-CON
  • Whichever you didn’t choose in 18 above.-1
  • Bioform or species-dryad
  • A unit of Time-minutes
  • “-ing” verb-smacking
  • Name of a dimension or plane-beast plane
  • Body part-ear lobe
  • Color-yellow
  • Adjective of touch or texture-bumpy
  • Adjective of mental state-REM sleep
  • Type of job-gardener
  • Type of crime-breaking and entering
  • A way to say “Yes!”-yersh
  • A number 1-60-21

#8

@KaneDriscol’s MAD LIB MAGIC ITEMS:

The Suspicious Sharkskin Beaker of Space Oil: When buried in Glacial Ice Tunnel for D12 DAYS, the person who buried it may return at dusk and dig it up. The Beaker will now be filled with D10 Kathian Bonefish scales the color of Black Pearl that can be used as Rare Ingredients for spellcasting or potion making. They will be especially good for creating spells of Decaying, but beware! The potions made from these scales can be problematic for Hitchhikers!

A Summonable D4 Damage Ashen Longbow: It’s magically concealed in a Forever Bubble. When summoned, the weapon is unusually Miniscule and bears runes which allow the user to Chat 1 point of CON away from the next 3 Hillfolk it hits. The Chat CON effect lasts half a fortnight.

Customizing Plane of Deja Vu Right Knee Pendant: While worn on Right Knee where others can plainly see it, this burnt orange, gritty pendant grants the wearer access to a unstable spirit named The Miner of Money-Laundering, who will answer “Of Course” or nothing at all to one question per session. The threshold for a “Of Course” answer is 42% true.


#9

@Shadymutha

The Eldritch Flesh Syringe of Blood: When buried in Caverns for D4 DAYS, the person who buried it may return at dusk and dig it up. The syringe will now be filled with D12 boa constrictor scales the color of obsidian that can be used as Rare Ingredients for spellcasting or potion making. They will be especially good for creating spells of Chanting, but beware! The potions made from these scales can be problematic for former cultists!

A Summonable d6 Damage Scepter: It’s magically concealed in an amulet of yew. When summoned, the weapon is unusually mammoth-sized and bears runes which allow the user to Follow 3 points of Wisdom away from next 1 fishmen it hits. The Follow Wisdom effect lasts half an eon.

Consuming Cosmic Brow Pendant: While worn on brow where others can plainly see it, this ash-colored, slimy pendant grants the wearer access to a frightened spirit named The Soldier of Abduction, who will answer “Absolutely” or nothing at all to one question per session. The threshold for a “Absolutely” answer is 13% true.


#10

@_Diabolic

The Impossible Beholder Eye Horn of Molten Diamonds: When buried in the center of the planter for D100 DAYS, the person who buried it may return at Dusk and dig it up. The Horn will now be filled with D8 Pufferfish scales the color of Bismuth that can be used as Rare Ingredients for spellcasting or potion making. They will be especially good for creating spells of Maddening, but beware! The potions made from these scales can be problematic for Cultists and former Clerics.

A Summonable D4 Damage Throwing Glaive: It’s magically concealed in a Eyemulet. When summoned, the weapon is unusually fist-sized and bears runes which allow the user to Watch 3 points of INT away from the next 1 Yith it hits. The Watch INT effect lasts half a 13 seconds.

Defragmenting Dreamlands Tongue Pendant: While worn on Tongue where others can plainly see it, this Galaxy Purple, gooey pendant grants the wearer access to an irreversibly insane spirit named The Scholar of Treason, who will answer “Why not!” or nothing at all to one question per session. The threshold for a “Why not!” answer is 27% true.


#11

@waddinghambrett

The Fluffy Pitch Saddle Bag of Pickle Juice: When buried in fungus for D8 DAYS, the person who buried it may return at 2 a.m. and dig it up. The Saddle Bag will now be filled with D6 Serpopard scales the color of jade that can be used as Rare Ingredients for spellcasting or potion making. They will be especially good for creating spells of Attaching, but beware! The potions made from these scales can be problematic for Druids.

A Summonable D10 Damage Club: It’s magically concealed in a rune stone. When summoned, the weapon is unusually knee high and bears runes which allow the user to Postulate 3 points of CON from next 1 dryad it hits. The Postulate CON effect lasts half a minute.

Smacking Beast Plane Ear Lobe Pendant: While worn onEar Lobe where others can plainly see it, this yellow, bumpy pendant grants the wearer access to a REM-Sleeping spirit named The Gardener of Breaking and Entering, who will answer “Yersh” or nothing at all to one question per session. The threshold for a “Yersh” answer is [21]% true.


#12

These were fun to read through! Especially as my poor logic brain tries to parse the things so they make better sense.

And that part where the brain tries to force sense onto the nonsense is the sweet spot where our neatest ideas are just waiting to take root.

For example: I started off thinking “How the heck would you FOLLOW a STAT away?” And then gave my brain a chance to get literal about it. "allowed it to mean exactly what it said, even though it made no sense.
And it made a funny picture: “That Fishman will be very suspicious of you following him at first, but by the end, he’ll be none the wiser!” :slight_smile:
And then I started to think about some creature or being who robs stat points simply by following along behind someone. Like maybe a “so ugly it’s cute” baby critter a party member saved. And the party member lets the ugly bugger stay around him not knowing why they are feeling less wise…

And that’s just the tip of the ice berg! You guys really set up some interesting connections to smash together! Silly Silly Gamers! What do yall see in these?


#13

This is fabulous! Thanks for doing this @Lon. It was a hoot and very stimulating to the creative side of the brain.

Until next time.


#14

I’m a fan of templates for ease and speed and, in this case, very surprising results.

Hero coin, my man!